Problem: Give the conjugate acid of O2-. Write it ignoring super and subscripts (so, HPO42- would be HPO42- and bromide would be Br- NOT Br1-))a. H2Ob. HO2–c. OHd. HO2–e. HO–

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We’re being asked to determine the conjugate acid of O2.


Recall that the conjugate acid of a base is simply the compound formed when a base gains a hydronium ion (H+). It's considered as an acid because it can lose H+ to reform the base.


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Give the conjugate acid of O2-. Write it ignoring super and subscripts (so, HPO42- would be HPO42- and bromide would be Br- NOT Br1-))

a. H2O
b. HO2
c. OH
d. HO2
e. HO

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